In a nutshell: “Over the past several weeks there has been perhaps no better surrogate for Barack Obama than Senator John Kerry.”
In the past week alone, Kerry delivered a major address on counterterrorism in which he systematically ripped apart John McCain’s foreign policy depth and understanding. He took to the airwaves to defend Obama against charges of celebrity, before turning in a highly praised performance on Meet the Press against Democrat turned Democratic-thorn Joseph Lieberman. All of which was topped off by Kerry’s MC-ing at Obama’s birthday party in Boston, where he delivered the most memorable line of the night:
“I don’t know if you know this,” said the Massachusetts Democrat. “John McCain is looking for someone for vice president who has more economic expertise than he does. So congratulations to all of you, you’re on the short list.”
The toughness, campaign experience, and media and political savvy has members of Obama’s team gushing with gratefulness over having Kerry as a political henchman.
Incase you missed the speech that Sam Stein is talking about in his HuffPo piece quoted above, the text of Kerry’s speech is available here. As for Kerry being the Surrogate In Chief for Obama, Stein is on the money… Read the rest of his piece here…